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Cockfighting

Cockfighting

There’s no actual statute covering cockfighting in the state of Georgia, but according

to Brackett v. State, 142 Ga. App. 601 (1977) cockfighting constitutes a violation of

Georgia’s Cruelty to Animals statute, OCGA § 16-12-4.

Cockfighting constitutes cruelty to animals in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16 12 4 (b) and

is not exempt from prosecution pursuant to subsection (e) thereof under the guise

of scientific research by virtue of the fact that blood or tissue samples are taken

from some of the game birds and sent to a laboratory for disease testing. Official

Attorney General Opinion 2003-7. See the full Attorney General Opinion here:

http://law.ga.gov/opinion/2003-7

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